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New FitBit App For Windows Phone

Sometimes you write a post knowing that it will have broad appeal. Other times… I’m guessing there are roughly three people in the middle of this Venn diagram. This post is for you. Honestly, I could have added another circle to that diagram to reduce the number of interested readers even more: people who have […]


Will A FitBit Change Your Life?

I bought a FitBit Flex about a month ago. I seemed to be the only person I knew who wasn’t walking around with some kind of tracker on, so now I’ve joined the club. I’m not doing the FastDiet right now and not training for any races until the end of the  month, so I […]


Thigh Gap For Chubby Women

If you pay attention to vapid twenty-somethings, you might have heard of the quest for “thigh gap,” which is basically the space between your thighs when you’re standing with your feet together. But that’s not what I’m talking about. If you’ve got some meat on your bones, you know what it feels like to leave […]


My FastDiet Winter Slump

I haven’t written about the FastDiet in a while, mostly because there was nothing to write about. In fact, the last time was way back in September. So what’s been happening since then? Nothing. And it’s been a little frustrating, to be honest. When I last wrote about the FastDiet I’d been doing it for […]

Exercising And FastDiet Days

I’ve been doing the FastDiet for about six months now, and I’m still going strong. But one thing I didn’t do all summer was exercise. I just took the summer off. Sure, I went on a big bike ride with my husband, and I walked a freaking marathon, but that was pretty much it – […]

Still On The Fence About The FastDiet? Here’s Some Motivation

[As always: I’m not a doctor. I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not responsible for what happens to you. I’m simply sharing what has worked for me.] Those of you who know me know that my weight has gone up and down over the past ten years. I try a new eating plan, I do great […]

FastDiet Update: Week 20

Today I start week twenty of the FastDiet, also called the 5/2 Diet. In this post, back in March, I outlined my plan. I weighed myself about a week ago, and so far I’ve lost 21 pounds! I feel fantastic, and I’m wearing clothes that haven’t fit me in a decade. I get a ton […]

Another Pound Gone; Why Is The FastDiet So Easy?

So I’ve lost another pound on the FastDiet. Well, 8/10 of a pound to be precise, but I’ll just call it a pound. I promise if I lose 1.2 pounds next week I’ll call that a pound to even things out. That’s seven pounds overall in three weeks! It’s almost 2:30pm and today is another […]

Putting My Money Where My Ass Is

I’ve been nibbling around the edges of being a runner for too long. For three years now I’ve signed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and all three years I finished it using a combination of jogging and walking. And while I’m proud of that, I would like to run more of it. I […]

FastDiet Update: A More Reasonable Loss

I discovered this morning that I’d lost a pound after my second week on the FastDiet. And while that isn’t as exciting as seeing five pounds come off fast, it’s encouraging in a different way, because it’s a more sustainable loss. I mean, at a pound a week, I’d be at my goal weight this […]